Christmas cookies come in all shapes and sizes, from jam-filled thumbprints to Christmas-tree-shaped cookies with red and green sprinkles. And then there are fruit-filled cookies made with dried cranberries and cookies full of toasted nuts. With so many varieties of Christmas cookies, we’ve rounded up some sugar-free options that everyone (even the sugar fiend) can enjoy.
If someone in your family or network of friends has to limit their sugar intake this holiday, or even if you are just trying to cut down on refined sugar, these cookies make for a festive and healthy choice. There are plenty of sugar substitutes that can be used instead of refined sugar in Christmas cookies. Ingredients like honey or maple syrup can be added instead of using artificial sugar substitutes.
With so many variations of cookies, everyone can enjoy a batch of warm cookies straight out of the oven. Try cherry, walnut, and chocolate chip cookies, made with sugar-free chocolate chips, of course. Or try easy peanut butter cookies made with oat flour and applesauce.
Christmas cookies are one of the best parts about the holidays. So, make sure everyone in your family can enjoy a batch of festive cookies. Try some of these sugar-free and healthy options for a festive holiday cookie.
Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.